There are 60 recordings on file in which Virginia Zeani appears

Order by year

(This "Discography" was generated by CLOR for THE COMPILER )

1 ALFANO FRANCO - RISURREZIONE-Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Ziino Ottavio 1975(LI)*

2 BANFIELD RAFFAELO DE - ALISSA-Grand Théâtre de Genève - Rivoli Gianfranco 1965(LI)*

3 BELLINI VINCENZO - PURITANI (I)-Teatro Verdi di Trieste - Molinari-Pradelli Francesco 1957(LI)*

4 BELLINI VINCENZO - SONNAMBULA (LA)-Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Molinari-Pradelli Francesco 1959(LI)*

5 BOITO ARRIGO - MEFISTOFELE-Teatro Verdi di Trieste - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1970(LE)*

6 BUSONI FERRUCCIO - TURANDOT-Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - Gracis Ettore 1973(LI)*

7 CILEA FRANCESCO - ADRIANA LECOUVREUR-Teatro Bellini di Catania - Franci Carlo 1974(LI)*

8 DONIZETTI GAETANO - LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Bellezza Vincenzo 1957(LI)*

9 DONIZETTI GAETANO - LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR-Orchestra - Zedda Alberto 1964(LI)*

10 DONIZETTI GAETANO - MARIA DI ROHAN-Teatro San Carlo di Napoli - Previtali Fernando 1962(LI)*

11 GIORDANO UMBERTO - FEDORA-Teatro Liceo (Barcelona) - Silipigni Alfredo 1977(LI)*

12 GLINKA MIKHAIL IVANOVICH - LIFE FOR THE TSAR [IVAN SUSANIN] (A)-RAI Milano - Simonetto Alfredo 1954(RA)*

13 MASCAGNI PIETRO - PICCOLO MARAT (IL)-Orchestra del Comitato Estate Livornese - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1961(LI)*

14 MASCAGNI PIETRO - PICCOLO MARAT (IL)-Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo - Ziino Ottavio 1962(LI)*

15 MASSENET JULES - MANON-Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Rápalo Ugo 1964(LI)*

16 MASSENET JULES - WERTHER-Teatro Massimo di Palermo - Votto Antonino 1971(LI)*

17 MENOTTI GIAN CARLO - CONSUL (THE)-Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Schippers Thomas 1972(LI)*

18 MERCADANTE SAVERIO - ELISA E CLAUDIO-Teatro San Carlo di Napoli - Rápalo Ugo 1971(LI)*

19 MONTEMEZZI ITALO - AMORE DEI TRE RE (L')-RAI Milano - Arena Maurizio 1974(RA)*

20 OFFENBACH JACQUES - CONTES D'HOFFMANN (LES)-Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1966(LI)*

21 OFFENBACH JACQUES - CONTES D'HOFFMANN (LES)-Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1966(LI)*

22 OFFENBACH JACQUES - CONTES D'HOFFMANN (LES)-Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1966(LI)*

23 OFFENBACH JACQUES - CONTES D'HOFFMANN (LES)-Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1966(LI)*

24 PERGOLESI GIOVANNI BATTISTA - SERVA PADRONA (LA)-Hamburgischer Rundfunk - Singer George 1959(RA)*

25 PIZZETTI ILDEBRANDO - ASSASSINIO NELLA CATTEDRALE-RAI Torino - Pizzetti Ildebrando 1958(RA)*

26 POULENC FRANCIS - DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Teatro alla Scala - Sanzogno Nino 1957(LI)*

27 POULENC FRANCIS - DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-San Francisco Opera - Lewis Henry 1982(LI)*

28 PUCCINI GIACOMO - BOHÈME (LA)-Gran Teatro del Liceo - Rigacci Bruno 1967(LI)*

29 PUCCINI GIACOMO - MADAMA BUTTERFLY-Gran Teatro del Liceo - Ferraris Franco 1965(LI)*

30 PUCCINI GIACOMO - MANON LESCAUT-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Schippers Thomas 1969(LI)*

31 PUCCINI GIACOMO - MANON LESCAUT-Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo - Rosado Luciano 1971(LI)*

32 PUCCINI GIACOMO - MANON LESCAUT-Gran Teatro del Liceo - Guadagno Anton 1971(LI)*

33 PUCCINI GIACOMO - MANON LESCAUT-Teatro Municipale di Piacenza - Cattini Umberto 1974(LI)*

34 PUCCINI GIACOMO - RONDINE (LA)-Teatro del Giglio di Lucca - Verchi Nino 1971(LI)*

35 PUCCINI GIACOMO - SUOR ANGELICA-Gran Teatro del Liceo - Rigacci Bruno 1967(LI)*

36 PUCCINI GIACOMO - TOSCA-Teatro Liceo (Barcelona) - Morelli Giuseppe 1975(LI)*

37 PUCCINI GIACOMO - TOSCA-National Opera of Bucharest - Trailescu Cornel 1977(STU)*

38 ROSSELLINI RENZO - AVVENTURIERO (L')-Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo - Remoortel Edouard van 1968(LI)*

39 ROSSINI GIOACCHINO - OTELLO-RAI Roma - Previtali Fernando 1960(RA)*

40 ROSSINI GIOACCHINO - OTELLO-Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Franci Carlo 1965(LI)*

41 ROSSINI GIOACCHINO - OTELLO-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Franci Carlo 1968(LI)*

42 ROSSINI GIOACCHINO - ZELMIRA-Teatro San Carlo di Napoli - Franci Carlo 1965(LI)*

43 RUBINSTEIN ANTON - DEMON (THE)-RAI Milano - Arena Maurizio 1971(RA)*

44 TCHAIKOVSKY PYOTR IL'YICH - EUGENE ONEGIN-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Maazel Lorin 1965(LI)*

45 VERDI GIUSEPPE - AIDA-Montreal Symphony Orchestra - Mehta Zubin 1965(LI)*

46 VERDI GIUSEPPE - AIDA-New Orleans Opera - NOT KNOWN 1967(LE)*

47 VERDI GIUSEPPE - AIDA-Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Previtali Fernando 1969(LI)*

48 VERDI GIUSEPPE - AIDA-Orchestra - Franci Carlo 1970(LI)*

49 VERDI GIUSEPPE - AIDA-Teatro Massimo di Palermo - Previtali Fernando 1972(LI)*

50 VERDI GIUSEPPE - ALZIRA-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Capuana Franco 1967(LI)*

51 VERDI GIUSEPPE - OTELLO-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Serafin Tullio 1962(LI)*

52 VERDI GIUSEPPE - RIGOLETTO-RAI Milano - Sanzogno Nino 1955(RA)***

53 VERDI GIUSEPPE - TRAVIATA (LA)-Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Questa Angelo 1956(LI)*

54 VERDI GIUSEPPE - TRAVIATA (LA)-Covent Garden - Santi Nello 1960(LI)*

55 VERDI GIUSEPPE - TRAVIATA (LA)-Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Hamburg - Annovazzi Napoleone 1960?(SE)*

56 VERDI GIUSEPPE - TRAVIATA (LA)-RAI Roma - Rossi Mario 1963(RA)*

57 VERDI GIUSEPPE - TRAVIATA (LA)-Rumanian Opera of Bucharest - Bobescu Jean 1968(STU)*

58 VERDI GIUSEPPE - VÊPRES SICILIENNES [I VESPRI SICILIANI] (LES)-Metropolitan Opera - Molinari-Pradelli Francesco 1967(LI)*

59 WAGNER RICHARD - FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (DER)-Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Cristofori Francesco 1970(LI)*

60 ZAFRED MARIO - WALLENSTEIN-Teatro Verdi di Trieste - Fabritiis Oliviero De 1970(LI)*

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Risurrezione by Franco Alfano performed in Italian

Conductor Ottavio Ziino - 1975(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Katiusha Mikailovna - Virginia Zeani

Prince Dimitri Nekludoff - Gastone Limarilli

Simonson - Antonio Boyer

Matrena Pavlovna - Corinna Vozza

Sofia Ivanova - Laura Zannini

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Risurrezione by Franco Alfano are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opéra International No.281 juillet-aoüt 2003 pp.23-26

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli (May 1975). The partial cast listing given above comes from THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.54 where the exact date of the performance is given as 24 May 1975. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004.

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There is only one recording of Alissa by Raffaelo de Banfield on file (performed in Italian)

Conductor Gianfranco Rivoli - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Grand Théâtre de Genève

Alissa - Virginia Zeani

Il giovane - Kostas Paskalis

La vecchia - Denise Scharley

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Compact Disc - Melodram CDM 17097 {1CD}

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Grande Théâtre de Genève. See OPERA July 1965 p.518. The recording on Melodram is referred to in ORPHEUS Februar 2001 S.64.

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I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Chorus - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Elvira - Virginia Zeani

Arturo Talbot - Mario Filippeschi

Sir Riccardo Forth - Aldo Protti

Sir Giorgio - Andrea Mongelli

Sir Bruno Robertson - Raimondo Botteghelli

Lord Gualtiero Valton - Vito Susca

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Black Disc - Rococo 1006 (highlights) {1LP}

Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDTT 1135 {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Bongiovanni GB 1195/6-2 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera June 1960 p.387; August 1960 p.585; September 1960 p.653; HARRIS p.220; Opera on Record 2 p.121; CELLETTI p.63; Opera on CD (1) p.39 (2) p.45 (3) p.50; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.96 p.106; MET p.29; PENGUIN p.12; GIUDICI p.40 (2) p.74; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Opéra International No.253 janvier 2001 p.10

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - 1+2 Januar + Februar 2007 S.65 [GH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.99 abril 2007 p.89 [JV]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Trieste (2 February 1957; see OPERA March 1957 p.177). The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to HOO's website on 11 December 2004.

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La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Amina - Virginia Zeani

Elvino - Nicola Monti

Rodolfo - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lisa - Liliana Poli

Alessio - Augusto Frati

Teresa - MariaLuisa Castellanos

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; The Opera Lovers SON 195901 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.265; Opera on Record 2 p.115; CELLETTI p.72; Opera on CD (1) p.38 (2) p.44 (3) p.49; L'Avant Scéne Opéra No.178 p.72; MET p.18; MET(VID) p.7; PENGUIN p.13; GIUDICI p.29 (2) p.47; Opéra International No.253 janvier 2001 p.10

Comments:- Recordings of performances in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli (28 (Handleman) (24 OL) January 1959). The cast listed above is that given in THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.49. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004 and those issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito performed in Italian

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1970(LE)

Orchestra - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Chorus - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Mefistofele - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Faust - Umberto Grilli

Margherita - Virginia Zeani

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Black Disc; - Legendary Recordings LR 180 {1LP} (1982)ª

Compact Disc - *Legendary Recordings LRCD 1016

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Recordings of Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.181; Opera on Record 3 p.183; CELLETTI p.121; Opera on CD (1) p.97 (2) p.108 (3) p.121; MET p.62; MET(VID) p.22; PENGUIN p.33; Opera on Video p.163; GIUDICI p.89 (2) p.139; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.238 p.74

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - No.57 mars 1983 pp.56-57 [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at Trieste. The LR LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1982 p.722

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Turandot by Ferruccio Busoni performed in Italian?

Conductor Ettore Gracis - 1973(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Chorus - Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Turandot - Virginia Zeani

Kalaf - Angelo Mori

Altoum - Mario Rinaudo

Adelma - Lucia Valentini-Terrani

Barak - Bruno Marangoni

Königinmutter von Samarkand - Jolanda Michieli

Truffaldino - Agostino Lazzari

Pantalone - Mario Basiola jnr.

Tartaglia - Domenico Trimarchi

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera; (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Turandot by Ferruccio Busoni are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.135

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (March or April 1973; see OPERA July 1973 p.637). The cast listed above is that given in «Il Teatro La Fenice - Cronologia degli Spettacoli 1938-1991» p.290. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004.

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Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Franci - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Bellini di Catania

Chorus - Teatro Bellini di Catania

Adriana Lecouvreur - Virginia Zeani

Maurizio - Giorgio Merighi

Principessa di Bouillon - Franca Mattiucci

Michonnet - Giuseppe Taddei

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Omega Opera Archive 2118; The Opera Lovers ADR 197401 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.15; Opera on Record 2 p.292; CELLETTI p.160; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.155p.126; MET p.82; MET(VID) p.41; PENGUIN p.60; Opera on Video p.214; GIUDICI p.134 (2) p.221; Opéra Internatonal novembre 2000 No.251 pp.60-61

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Bellini di Catania. The partial cast listing given above is that in THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.53. The date of the performance recorded is given here as 2 March 1974. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004. This also lists «Parutto» as a cast member. The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). Here an additional cast member «Parruto» is listed. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Vincenzo Bellezza - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Lucia - Virginia Zeani

Edgardo - Giancinto Prandelli

Enrico - Enzo Sordello

Raimondo - Lorenzo Gaetani

Arturo - Gino Sarri

Alisa - Ketty Fernandez

Normanno - Franco Taino

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 07839

Compact Disc; - Custom Opera A 164 {2CDS} (2000)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Stoll Theatre, London (21 May 1957; see OPERA July 1957 p.454). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme (see Radio Times issue dated May 19-25 1957 p.39). The CDSs issued by Custom Opera are listed on their website.

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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Alberto Zedda - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Chorus - Coro

Lucia - Virginia Zeani

Edgardo - Alfredo Kraus

Enrico - Aurelio Oppicelli

Raimondo - Antonio Zerbini

Arturo - Rinaldo Pelizzoni

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Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 224 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2505-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1959 p.86; HARRIS p.150; Opera on Record p.184; CELLETTI p.223; MARINELLI p.114; Opera on CD (1) p.34 (2) p.39 (3) p.43; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.55 p.110, No.233 p.114; MET p.113; MET(VID) p.64; PENGUIN p.78; Opéra International janvier 1995 No.187 p.19, juillet- aoüt 1997 No.215 p.10; Opera on Video p.57; GIUDICI p.190 (2) p.312; Répertoire No.107 novembre 1997 p.9; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza (29 December 1964). The cast listed above is that given in «The Record Collector» Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.50. The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22» and those issued by Premiere are included in the list of New Releases dated 2 February 2007.

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Maria di Rohan by Gaetano Donizetti performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Maria - Contessa di Rohan - Virginia Zeani

Riccardo - Conte di Chalais - Enzo Tei

Enrico - Duca di Chevreuse - Mario Zanasi

Armando di Gondi - Anna Maria Rota

Il Visconte di Suze - Mario Rinaudo

De Fiesque - Silvano Pagliuca

Aubry - Luigi Paolillo

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Black Disc - GFC 045/6

Compact Disc - *Melodram CD 37017 (+Pia de' Tolomei) {3CDS}

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Recordings of Maria di Rohan by Gaetano Donizetti are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.242; GIUDICI p.227 (2) p.374; Opéra International mai 1997 p.19; Orpheus März 1999 S.11

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro San Carlo, Naples (24 March 1962, see OPERA June 1962 p.389)

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Fedora by Umberto Giordano performed in Italian

Conductor Alfredo Silipigni - 1977(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Liceo (Barcelona)

Chorus - Teatro Liceo (Barcelona)

La Principessa Fedora Romanoff - Virginia Zeani

Il Conte Loris Ipanoff - Plácido Domingo

De Siriex - Enric Serra

Lorek - Manuel Soro

Nicola - Gervasio Ventura

La Contessa Olga Sokarev - María Fleta

Boroff - Juan Thomas

Gretch - Angel Moreno

Il Barone Rouvel - Dalmacio González

Cirillo - Juan (Joan) Pons

Dmitri - Yoko Mashimu

Desiré - José (Josep) Ruiz

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Black Disc - Legendary Recordings LR 181-182 {2LPS}

Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 01629

Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 265 (2003)ª

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Recordings of Fedora by Umberto Giordano are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.270; PENGUIN p.102; GIUDICI p.245 (2) p.414; Opéra International juillet-aoüt 1998 No.226 p.20

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Gran Teatro del Liceo (13 February 1977). The performance on 15 February 1977 is reviewed in OPERA June 1977 p.595. The cassettes issued by Charles Handelman are listed in his catalogue dated November 2000 and the CDRs issued by House of Opera are listed as new issues in their online catalogue dated «03/12/22»

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A Life for the Tsar [Ivan Susanin] by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka performed in Italian

Conductor Alfredo Simonetto - 1954(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Milano

Chorus - RAI Milano

Ivan Susanin - Boris Christoff

Antonida - Virginia Zeani

Bogdan Sobinin - Giuseppe Campora

Vanya - Anna Maria Rota

Sigizmund King of Poland - Eraldo Coda

Polish messenger - Guglielmo Fazzini

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Black Disc; - Unique Opera Records Corporation UORC 334 {2LPS} (1977)ª

Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1542 (+1309 +800); Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 66340 {2CDS} (2005)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 5049 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of A Life for the Tsar [Ivan Susanin] by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1956 Vol.6 No.11 p.107; CELLETTI p.274; Opera on CD (1) p.43 (2) p.49 (3) p.55; PENGUIN p.104; GIUDICI p.248 (2) p.422; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März + April 2007 S.56 [GH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.93 septiembre 2006 p.84 [JS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast on 5 December 1954. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Il piccolo Marat by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra del Comitato Estate Livornese

Chorus - Teatro La Gran Guardia di Livorno

L'Orco - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Mariella - Virginia Zeani

Il Piccolo Marat - Umberto Borso

Il Soldato - Rinaldo Rota

La Spia - Renato Spagli

Il Ladro - Augusto Frati

La Tigre - Mario Frosini

Il Carpentiere - Afro Poli

Il Capitano - Ernesto Vessari

Il Portatore - Cesare Masini-Sperti

La Principessa - Clara Betner

Voci interne - Cesare Masini-Sperti

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Compact Disc - fonè 88 F17 {2CDS}

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Recordings of Il piccolo Marat by Pietro Mascagni are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.394

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - September/October 1990 Vol.53 No.5 p.85 [RVL]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Livorno, (26 October 1961), briefly mentioned in OPERA (January 1962 p.44)

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Il piccolo Marat by Pietro Mascagni performed in Italian

Conductor Ottavio Ziino - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

L'Orco - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Mariella - Virginia Zeani

Il Piccolo Marat - Giuseppe Gismondo

La Mama - Anna Lia Bazzani

Il Soldato - Giulio Fioravanti

La Spia - Alfonso Marchica

Il Ladro - Giulio Montano

La Tigre - Bruno Cioni

Il Carpentiere - Afro Poli

Il Capitano - Piero Francia

Il Portatore - Armando Benzi

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Black Disc - Cetra LPC 1268 {3LPS}; *Cetra OLPC 1268

Compact Disc; - Fonit Cetra CDON 47 {2CDS} (1996)ª; Warner Fonit 5050466-3246-2 {2CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Il piccolo Marat by Pietro Mascagni are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.394

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Mai 1997 S.59

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Opéra International - avril 1997 No.212 p.54

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High Fidelity Magazine - June 1963 Vol.13 No.6 p.73 [GB]

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American Record Guide - November 1963 Vol.30 No.3 p.230 [MDS]

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International Record Review - November 2003 p.73 [JTH]

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Musica (Milano) - No.101 Anno 21 - dicembre 1996-gennaio 1997 p.128

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Répertoire - No.102 mai 1997 p.40

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVIII N.187 ottobre 2004 p.81 [MG]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the San Remo Festival (20 January 1962; see OPERA April 1962 p.260)

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Manon by Jules Massenet performed in Italian?

Conductor Ugo Rápalo - 1964(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Manon - Virginia Zeani

Le Chevalier Des Grieux - Juan Oncina

Lescaut - Mario Borriello

Le Compte des Grieux - Franco Ventriglia

De Brétigny - Franco Bordoni

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Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 331 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1615-2 {2CDRS}; The Opera Lovers MAN 196402 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Manon by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.171; Opera on Record p.481; CELLETTI p.398; MARINELLI p.323; Opera on CD (1) p.94 (2) p.104 (3) p.117; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.123 p.144; MET p.233; MET(VID) p.128; PENGUIN p.205; GIUDICI p.358 (2) p.629; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.65; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.110; Orpheus November 2000 S.86

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli. The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22» where the date of the recording is given as 8 March 1964. A private tape of a recording on 3 March 1964 is listed in THE RECORD COLLECTOR (Vol.36 No.1 March 1991) and according to Carlo Marinelli Rosconi in «Il Teatro di San Carlo - La Cronologia 1737-1987» p.746 there were three performances, the first of which was on 29 February 1964 and that the role of Des Grieux was shared by Juan Oncina and Alfredo Kraus. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Werther by Jules Massenet performed in Italian

Conductor Antonino Votto - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Chorus - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Werther - Alfredo Kraus

Charlotte - Virginia Zeani

Sophie - Valeria Maniconda

Albert - Domenico Trimarchi

Le Bailli - Mario Basiola jnr.

Johann - Mario Ferrara

Schmidt - Guido Malfatti

Brühlmann - Danilo Capri

Kätchen - Elisabetta Jaroszewicz (Mureddu)

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Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances GOP 749 {2CDS}; Living Stage LS 1036 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1228-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Werther by Jules Massenet are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.495; CELLETTI p.405; Opera on CD (1) p.95 (2) p.105 (3) p.119; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.61 p.104; MET p.239; PENGUIN p.207; Répertoire No.89 mars 1996 p.13; GIUDICI p.362 (2) p.634; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.69 No.3 p.66; International Opera Collector Autumn 1997 No.5 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - Juni 1995 S.61

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.66 diciembre 2003 pp.85-86 [TF]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Palermo (February 1971). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Compact Disc Releases Winter 2004».

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The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Magda Sorel - Virginia Zeani

John Sorel - Gianluigi Colmagro

Mother - Giovanna Fioroni

Police Agent - Gianfranco Casarini

Secretary - Joy (Joyce) Davidson

Kofner - Graziano Del Vivo

Anna Gomez - Giuliana Matteini

Vera Boronel - Flora Rafanelli

Nika Magadoff- Magician - Nico Castel

Assan - Giorgio Giorgetti

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Compact Disc; - Opera d'Oro OPD 1386 {2CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.416

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.27 No.4 March/April 2004 p.207 [HF]

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Orpheus - Mai+Juni 2006 S.56 [GH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Maggio Musicale (25 June 1972). The performance on 27 June 1972 is reviewed in OPERA Festival Issue 1972 pp.112-113. A non-commercial recording of a performance at Spoleto (5 July 1972) is listed in THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.53 with the singers of the roles of The Secretary and The Mother the reverse of that given above which was taken from the review in OPERA.

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There is only one recording of Elisa e Claudio by Saverio Mercadante on file (performed in Italian)

Conductor Ugo Rápalo - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Elisa - Virginia Zeani

Claudio - Agostino Lazzari

Carlotta - Giovanna Fioroni

Il Conte Arnoldo - Ugo Trama

Il Marchese Tricufazio - Domenico Trimarchi

Silvia - Maria Luisa Carboni

Celso - Ennio Buoso

Luca - Guido Malfatti

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 569 {2LPS} (1971)ª; Mauro R. Fuguette MRF 94 {3LPS}

Compact Disc - Melodram CDM 27099

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Naples (31 January 1971; see OPERA May 1971 p.435 )

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L' Amore dei tre re by Italo Montemezzi performed in Italian

Conductor Maurizio Arena - 1974(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Milano

Chorus - RAI Milano

Fiora - Virginia Zeani

Avito - Ennio Buoso

Manfredo - Giulio Fioravanti

Archibaldo - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Flamino - Saverio Porzano

Un'ancella - Giuliana Ghilardi

Una giovanetta - Maria Grazia Piolatto

Un giovane - Pietro Tarantino

Una vecchia - Corinna Vozza

Un fanciullo - Paolo Pesenti

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 00216

Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Omega Opera Archive 3628; Live Opera Heaven C 3099 {2CDRS} (2007)ª; The Opera Lovers ATRE 197401 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of L' Amore dei tre re by Italo Montemezzi are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.427; MET p.256; GIUDICI p.387 (2) p.671

Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast on 28 March 1974. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the CD supplement to his catalogue dated Spring 2004 where the performance is incorrectly attributed to La Scala. The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue where it is likewise incorrectly attributed (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by «Live Opera Heaven» are listed in their «NOVEMBER 2007 ALERT» and those issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French?

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Chorus - Grand Théâtre de Genève

Hoffmann - Agostino Lazzari

Olympia - Virginia Zeani

Giulietta - Virginia Zeani

Antonia - Virginia Zeani

Coppélius - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Dapertutto - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Miracle - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lindorf - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Stella - Virginia Zeani

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Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 3086 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

Comments:- This recording appears to be of a performance in the Grand Théâtre de Genève in May 1966 and the partial cast listed above is that given in the online performance chronology for Virginia Zeani (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Live Opera Heaven are listed in the additions to their catalogue («Alert») dated September 2007. Here (Jon) Crain is listed as a singer and it is possible that he sang the role of Hoffmann rather than Agostino Lazzari as listed above.

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French?

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Chorus - Grand Théâtre de Genève

Hoffmann - Agostino Lazzari

Olympia - Virginia Zeani

Giulietta - Virginia Zeani

Antonia - Virginia Zeani

Coppélius - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Dapertutto - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Miracle - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lindorf - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Stella - Virginia Zeani

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Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 3086 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

Comments:- This recording appears to be of a performance in the Grand Théâtre de Genève in May 1966 and the partial cast listed above is that given in the online performance chronology for Virginia Zeani (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Live Opera Heaven are listed in the additions to their catalogue («Alert») dated September 2007. Here (Jon) Crain is listed as a singer and it is possible that he sang the role of Hoffmann rather than Agostino Lazzari as listed above.

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French?

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Chorus - Grand Théâtre de Genève

Hoffmann - Agostino Lazzari

Olympia - Virginia Zeani

Giulietta - Virginia Zeani

Antonia - Virginia Zeani

Coppélius - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Dapertutto - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Miracle - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lindorf - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Stella - Virginia Zeani

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Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 3086 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

Comments:- This recording appears to be of a performance in the Grand Théâtre de Genève in May 1966 and the partial cast listed above is that given in the online performance chronology for Virginia Zeani (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Live Opera Heaven are listed in the additions to their catalogue («Alert») dated September 2007. Here (Jon) Crain is listed as a singer and it is possible that he sang the role of Hoffmann rather than Agostino Lazzari as listed above.

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach performed in French?

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Chorus - Grand Théâtre de Genève

Hoffmann - Agostino Lazzari

Olympia - Virginia Zeani

Giulietta - Virginia Zeani

Antonia - Virginia Zeani

Coppélius - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Dapertutto - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Miracle - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lindorf - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Stella - Virginia Zeani

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Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 3086 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 2 p.219; CELLETTI p.551; Opera on CD (1) p.77 (2) p.85 (3) p.95; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.25 p.120; MET p.361; MET(VID) p.204; PENGUIN p.274; GIUDICI p.538 (2) p.882; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.66; Diapason No.474 octobre 2000 p.54; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.158 febbraio 2002 p.103

Comments:- This recording appears to be of a performance in the Grand Théâtre de Genève in May 1966 and the partial cast listed above is that given in the online performance chronology for Virginia Zeani (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Live Opera Heaven are listed in the additions to their catalogue («Alert») dated September 2007. Here (Jon) Crain is listed as a singer and it is possible that he sang the role of Hoffmann rather than Agostino Lazzari as listed above.

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La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi performed in Italian

Conductor George Singer - 1959(RA)

Orchestra - Hamburgischer Rundfunk

Serpina - Virginia Zeani

Uberto - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

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Black Disc - Musica et Litera MEL 8012 {1LP} Vox OPX 380 {1LP}; Vox SOPX 50380 {1LP}; Saga 5360 {1LP}

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Recordings of La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi are surveyed in the following publications:-

American Record Guide January 1959 Vol.25 No.5 pp.312-315; CELLETTI p.566; MARINELLI p.14; MET p.367; MET(VID) p.210; PENGUIN p.283

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1965 p.540; January 1975 p.1384 [LS]

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American Record Guide - February 1965 Vol.31 No.6 p.553 [HG]

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Comments:- The LP issued by Musica et Litera is advertized in the «Bieleflder Katalog» 1/1963 S.223

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Assassinio nella cattedrale by Ildebrando Pizzetti performed in Italian

Conductor Ildebrando Pizzetti - 1958(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Torino

Chorus - RAI Torino

Tommaso Beckett - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Prima Corifea - Virginia Zeani

Seconda Corifea - Anna Maria Rota

Primo Sacerdote - Mario Ortica

Secondo Sacerdote - Mario Borriello

Terzo Sacerdote - Adolfo Cormanni

Un araldo - Aldo Bertocci

Primo Tentatore - Rinaldo Pelizzoni

Secondo Tentatore - Paolo Montarsolo

Terzo Tentatore - Silvio Maionica

Quarto Tentatore - Marco Stefanoni

Primo Cavaliere - Rinaldo Pelizzoni

Secondo Cavaliere - Paolo Montarsolo

Terzo Cavaliere - Silvio Maionica

Quarto Cavaliere - Marco Stefanoni

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 526 {2LPS} (1970)ª; Legendary Recordings LR 143-2 {2LPS}

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Comments:- Recording of a broadcast performance (5 December 1958)

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Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc performed in Italian

Conductor Nino Sanzogno - 1957(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro alla Scala

Chorus - Teatro alla Scala

Le Marquis de la Force - Scipio Colombo

Blanche de la Force - Virginia Zeani

Le Chevalier de la Force - Nicola Filacuridi

Prieure du Carmel (Mme.de Croissy) - Gianna Pederzini

Nouvelle Prieure (Mme.de Lidoine) - Leyla Gencer

Mère Marie - Gigliola Frazzoni

Mère Jeanne - Vittoria Palombini

Soeur Constance - Eugenia Ratti

Soeur Matilde - Fiorenza Cossotto

L'Aumonier - Alvino Misciano

Le Geôlier - Antonio Pirino

Premier Commissaire - Arturo La Porta

Deuxième Commissaire - Michele Cazzato (Casato)

Thierry - Armando Manelli

M.Javelinot - Carlo Gasperini

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Black Disc - Legendary Recordings LR-144-3 {3LPS}

Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03558

Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 66 366 {2CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.578; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.52 p.113; PENGUIN p.289; GIUDICI p.569; The Absolute Sound Issue 119 August/September 1999 pp.107-109

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März + April 2008 S.57 [KC]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.99 abril 2007 p.92 [JS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at La Scala (26 January 1957; see OPERA March 1957 p.171, June 1957 pp.374-375)

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Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc performed in English

Conductor Henry Lewis - 1982(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Chorus - San Francisco Opera

Le Marquis de la Force - Eric Halfvarson

Blanche de la Force - Carol Vaness

Le Chevalier de la Force - Howard Hensel

Prieure du Carmel (Mme.de Croissy) - Régine Crespin

Nouvelle Prieure (Mme.de Lidoine) - Leontyne Price

Mère Marie - Virginia Zeani

Mère Jeanne - Leslie Richards

Soeur Constance - Betsy Norden

Soeur Matilde - Donna Petersen

L'Aumonier - Jonathan Green

Le Geôlier - Carl Glaum

Premier Commissaire - Jeffrey Thomas

Deuxième Commissaire - John MacAllister

Thierry - Frank Levar

M.Javelinot - James Meyer

Soeur Anne de la Croix - Christina Jaqua

Mère Gerald - Xiao-hu Li

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Compact Disc; - Mike Richter AE 201 (San Francisco Opera CD ROM) (1999)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 10693 {3CDRS}

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Recordings of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.578; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.52 p.113; PENGUIN p.289; GIUDICI p.569; The Absolute Sound Issue 119 August/September 1999 pp.107-109

Comments:- Recording of a performance given in the English translation by Joseph Machlis in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco (October 1982; see OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL janvier 1983 No.55 pp.36-37; OPERA February 1983 pp.179-180).

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La bohème by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Rigacci - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Chorus - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Rodolfo - Giacomo (Jaime) Aragall

Schaunard - Ernesto Vezzosi

Marcello - Walter Alberti

Colline - Plinio Clabassi

Mimi - Virginia Zeani

Musetta - Rukmini Sukmavati

Benoit - Juan Rico

Alcindoro - Diego Monjó

Parpignol - Francisco Paulet

Sergente dei doganieri - Rafael Campos

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Compact Disc; - Opera Depot OD 10249-2 {2CDRS) (2007)ª

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Recordings of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera December 1958 p.758; High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.45; Opera on Record p.577; CELLETTI p.583; Opera on CD (1) p.106 (2) p.117 (3)p.132; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.20 112; MET p.397; MET(VID) p.226; PENGUIN p.296; GIUDICI p.588 (2) p.974; Gramophone November 1996 p.36; BBC Music Magazine March1999 p.50 American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Gran Teatro del Liceo (15 November 1967). See «Giacomo Aragall - A life on the stage» by David Sugden p.20. The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Franco Ferraris - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Chorus - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Cio Cio San - Virginia Zeani

Pinkerton - Giacomo (Jaime) Aragall

Sharpless - Manuel Ausensi

Suzuki - Clara Betner

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 2200

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Recordings of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.98; HARRIS p.165; Opera on Record p.605; CELLETTI p.605; MARINELLI p.397 Opera on CD(1) p.108 (2) p.119 (3) p.134; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.56 p.120, mise à jour juillet 2003; MET p.426; MET(VID) p.241; PENGUIN p.304; Stereophile December 1990 p.201, April 1991 p.27 (letter); Opera on Video p.182;GIUDICI p.621 (2) p.1023; Classic CD November 1997 p.56; Répertoire No.113 mai 1998 p.87; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Grand Teatro del Liceo (November or December 1965). The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Thomas Schippers - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Manon Lescaut - Virginia Zeani

Des Grieux - Richard Tucker

Lescaut - Walter Alberti

Geronte - Mario Rinaudo

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Compact Cassette - House of Opera ALD 3016

Compact Disc; - House of Opera CD 882 {2CDRS}; Opera Lovers MANL 196901 {2CDRS};; Encore CD 124-2 {2CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (3 March 1969; see OPERA June 1969 p.534. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca and those issued on the Encore label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Luciano Rosado - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo

Chorus - Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo

Manon Lescaut - Virginia Zeani

Des Grieux - Renato Cioni

Lescaut - Mario D' Anna

Geronte - Federico Davià

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 10212 {2CDRS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Mai+Juni 2006 S.58 [GH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo (24 October 1971), mentioned in OPERA February 1972 p.170. See also THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.53. The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in their list entitled «FALL 2003 PREMIERE OPERA COMPACT DISC RELEASES».

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Anton Guadagno - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Chorus - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Manon Lescaut - Virginia Zeani

Des Grieux - Plácido Domingo

Lescaut - Attilio D' Orazi

Geronte - Diego Monjó

Edmondo - José Manzaneda

Una voce sola - Mildred Tyree

Il maestro di ballo - José (Josep) Ruiz

Un sergente degli arcieri - Enric Serra

Lampionaio - José (Josep) Ruiz

Un comandante di Marina - Rafael Campos

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Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 426 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1303-2 {2CDRS}; Opera Depot OD 10223-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Gran Teatro del Liceo, Barcelona (18 December 1971). The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22». The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The date of the performance recorded is give here (incorrectly) as December 8 1971. See «My First Forty Years» p.195 and the website devoted to Virginia Zeani. On 8 December 1971 Plácido Domingo sang in Tosca at Covent Garden.

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Umberto Cattini - 1974(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Municipale di Piacenza

Chorus - Teatro Municipale di Piacenza

Manon Lescaut - Virginia Zeani

Des Grieux - Flaviano Labò

Lescaut - Alberto Rinaldi

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Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers MANL 197402 {2CDRS} (Canada) (2007)ª

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Recordings of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.94; HARRIS p.174; Opera December 1968 p.958; Opera on Record 3 p.209; CELLETTI p.618; Opera on CD (1) p.105 (2) p.116 (3) p.130; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.137 p.100; MET p.391; MET(VID) p.223; PENGUIN p.309; Opéra International avril 1991 No.146 p.21, juin 1998 No.225 p.52; Opera Quarterly Vol.11 No.4 p.77; GIUDICI p.578 (2) p.960; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza (January 1974). The partial cast listed above is that given in THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.53. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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La rondine by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Nino Verchi - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro del Giglio di Lucca

Chorus - Teatro del Giglio di Lucca

Magda de Civry - Virginia Zeani

Ruggero Lastouc - Luciano Saldari

Lisette - Gabriella Ravazzi

Prunier - Angelo Marchiandi

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1301-2 {2CDRS}; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 2326-2 {2CDRS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of La rondine by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.110; CELLETTI p.625; MET p.441; PENGUIN p.311; GIUDICI p.641, (2) p. 1051; The Opera Quarterly Vol.16 No.3 Summer 2000 p.517

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro del Giglio di Lucca. The partial cast listing given above comes from THE RECORD COLLECTOR Vol.36 No. March 1991 p.52. The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004. An additional cast member, Romero, is listed here. The CDRs issued by Premiere (2326-2) are included in «New Releases - October 2006».

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Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Bruno Rigacci - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Gran Teatro del Liceo

Suor Angelica - Virginia Zeani

La Zia Principessa - Anna Maria Rota

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {1CDR} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.112; Opera on Record 2 p.318; CELLETTIp.627; Opera on CD (1) p.110 (2) p.121 (3) p.136; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.190 p.132; MET p.447; MET(VID) p.240; PENGUIN p.318; Opera on Video p.185; GIUDICI p.646; l'opera (Milano) Anno XVI N.157 gennaio 2002 p.116

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Gran Teatro del Liceo (December 1967; see OPERA March 1968 p.240). The CDR issued by Charles Handelman is listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004.

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Giuseppe Morelli - 1975(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Liceo (Barcelona)

Chorus - Teatro Liceo (Barcelona)

Floria Tosca - Virginia Zeani

Mario Cavaradossi - Plácido Domingo

Il barone Scarpia - Piero Francia

Il Sagristano - Eno Mucchiutti

Cesare Angelotti - Juan (Joan) Pons

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Black Disc; - Legendary Recordings LR 181-182 {2LPS} (1983)ª

Compact Disc; - House of Opera CDBB 501 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1305-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.97; HARRIS p.271; Opera on Record p.591; CELLETTI p.632; MARINELLI p.362; Opera on CD (1) p.107 (2) p.118 (3) p.133; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.11 p.106, No.11 (revised edition) p.110; MET p.411MET(VID) p.232; PENGUIN p.314; Répertoire No.63 novembre 1993 p.14; Opera on Video p.178; GIUDICI p.600 (2) p.996; Classic CD July 1996 p.50; Orpheus Januar 2000 S.12; Opéra International No.242 Janvier 2000 p.10; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

Comments:- The Legendary Recording LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE October 1983 p.558. The CDRs issued by House of Opera are included in the list of new releases added to their website in December 2003 «03/12/22» and those issued by Premiere are listed in their «New CD Releases April/May 2004».

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed in Italian

Conductor Cornel Trailescu - 1977(STU)

Orchestra - National Opera of Bucharest

Chorus - National Opera of Bucharest

Floria Tosca - Virginia Zeani

Mario Cavaradossi - Corneliu Fanateanu

Il barone Scarpia - Nicolae Herlea

Il Sagristano - Constantin Gabor

Cesare Angelotti - Gheorghe Grasnaru

Spoletta - Nicolae Andreescu

Sciarrone - Adrian Stefanescu

Un pastore - Emilia Oprea

Un carceriere - Pompei Harasteanu

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Black Disc - Electrecord ST ECE 01412-01414

Compact Disc - *Carlton Classics (IMP Classics) 30367 00567 {2CDS}; World of the Opera 5257 {2CDS}; Cantus Classics 500011 {2CDS}

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Recordings of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity December 1958 Vol.8 No.12 p.97; HARRIS p.271; Opera on Record p.591; CELLETTI p.632; MARINELLI p.362; Opera on CD (1) p.107 (2) p.118 (3) p.133; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.11 p.106, No.11 (revised edition) p.110; MET p.411MET(VID) p.232; PENGUIN p.314; Répertoire No.63 novembre 1993 p.14; Opera on Video p.178; GIUDICI p.600 (2) p.996; Classic CD July 1996 p.50; Orpheus Januar 2000 S.12; Opéra International No.242 Janvier 2000 p.10; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - März 1996 S.57; Juli 1996 S.60-61

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.248 novembre02000(pn102 [SB]

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Comments:- According to the discography in THE RECORD COLLECTOR (Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.47) this recording was made in September 1977). The CARLTON CD is incorrectly labled as it gives Scarpia as being sung by Nicolae Andreescu. The reviewer in ORPHEUS (March 1996) did not appear to have realised this, but corrected his (& Carlton's) mistake in the issue of July 1996

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There is only one recording of L' avventuriero by Renzo Rossellini on file (performed in Italian)

Conductor Edouard van Remoortel - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo

Vittorio - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Irene - Virginia Zeani

Father Confessor - Plinio Clabassi

Angelo - Antonio Boyer

Anna - Stefania Malagù

Veronica - Valeria Mariconda

Gemma - Loredana Sabbi

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03382

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Comments:- Recording of a performnce in Monte Carlo (2 February 1968). See OPERA April 1968 pp.324-325.

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Otello by Gioacchino Rossini performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1960(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Roma

Chorus - RAI Roma

Otello - Agostino Lazzari

Desdemona - Virginia Zeani

Iago - Giuseppe Baratti

Rodrigo - Herbert Handt

Emilia - Anna Reynolds

Elmiro - Franco Ventriglia

Lucio - Alfredo Nobile

Doge - Tommaso Frascati

Gondoliero - Tommaso Frascati

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «Golden Age of Opera» EJS 203 {2LPS} (1961)ª; Replica RPL 2419-2421 {3LPS} (1980)ª; Replica RPL 34129 {3LPS} (1984)ª

Compact Disc - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 718 {2CDS} live-rare-opera unnumbered (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) {2CDS}

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Recordings of Otello by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.736; GIUDICI p.716 (2) p.1191; PENGUIN p.368

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - November 1982 S.882-S.883 [GH]

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Comments:- Broadcast on 19 June 1960

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Otello by Gioacchino Rossini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Franci - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Chorus - Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Otello - Agostino Lazzari

Desdemona - Virginia Zeani

Iago - Angelo Mori

Rodrigo - Pietro Bottazzo

Elmiro - Franco Ventriglia

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Compact Disc; - Opera Depot OD 10312-2 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Otello by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.736; GIUDICI p.716 (2) p.1191; PENGUIN p.368

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Rossini, Pesaro (25 August 1965). The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Otello by Gioacchino Rossini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Franci - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'opera di Roma

Otello - Aldo Bottion

Desdemona - Virginia Zeani

Iago - Gastone Limarilli

Rodrigo - Pietro Bottazzo

Emilia - Giovanna Fioroni

Elmiro - Plinio Clabassi

Lucio - Antonio Pirino

Doge - Fernando Iacopucci

Gondoliero - Fernando Iacopucci

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Black Disc - Mauro R. Fuguette MRF 25-S {3LPS}

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Recordings of Otello by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.736; GIUDICI p.716 (2) p.1191; PENGUIN p.368

Comments:- Recording of a performance given by the Rome Opera at the Met (25 June 1968; seeOPERA September 1968 pp.716-717)

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Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Franci - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Zelmira - Virginia Zeani

Emma - Anna Maria Rota

Ilo - Nicola Tagger

Antenore - Gastone Limarilli

Polidoro - Paolo Washington

Leucippo - Guido Mazzini

Eacide - Giuseppe Moretti

Gran Sacerdote di Giove - Enrico Campi

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 339 {2LPS} (1965)ª; Mauro R. Fuguette MRF 93 {3LPS}; Melodram MEL 164 {3LPS}

Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03473

Compact Disc; - Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 780 CD 2 {2CDS} ;; Opera d'Oro OPD 1455 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of Zelmira by Gioacchino Rossini are surveyed in the following publications:-

GIUDICI p.739 (2) p.1222

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Fanfare - Vol.9 No.5 May/June 1986 pp.231-233 [HF]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.4 No.4 Winter 1986/7 pp.90-93 [JJ]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Naples (10 April 1965; see OPERA June 1965 p.441). The cassettes issued by Charles Handelman are listed in his catalogue dated November 2000.

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The Demon by Anton Rubinstein performed in Italian

Conductor Maurizio Arena - 1971(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Milano

Chorus - RAI Milano

Demon - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Tamara - Virginia Zeani

Angel - Giuseppina Milardi

Nurse - Genia Las

Sinodal - Agostino Lazzari

Old Servant - Guerrando Rigiri

Gudal - Mario Rinaudo

Messenger - Angelo Marchiandi

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Compact Disc; - Myto 2 MCD 065 335 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of The Demon by Anton Rubinstein are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.754

Comments:- Recording of a performance recorded in 1971 and broadcast on 25 January 1972.

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Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky performed in Italian

Conductor Lorin Maazel - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Eugene Onegin - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Lenski - Franco Tagliavini

Tatyana - Virginia Zeani

Olga - Anna Maria Rota

Larina - Vera Magrini

Filipjewna - Lucia Danieli

Gremin - Plinio Clabassi

Triquet - Sergio Tedesco

Zaretzky - Enzo Viaro

Captain - Alfredo Colella

Guillot - Pasquale Setale

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Past Masters PM 134/2 {2CDS}; Opera Depot OD 10343-2 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera February 1979 p.121, March 1979 p.219; Opera on Record p.520; CELLETTI p.150; Opera on CD (1) p.90 (2) p.100 (3) p.112; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.43 p.112, mise à jour mai 2001 p.2; MET p.551; MET(VIDEO) p.332; PENGUIN p.450; BBC Music Magazine August 1994 p.48; Opera on Video p.155;GIUDICI p.122 (2) p.200; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (28 January 1965; see OPERA April 1965 p.286). The cast listed above is that in then website: http:\\www.virginiazeani.com (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Charles Handelman are listed in the supplement to his CD catalogue dated Spring 2004. The recording issued on the «Past Masters» label is listed on the website of «Rare Opera» and the CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on the website http://www.operadepot.com (hyperlinks in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Zubin Mehta - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Chorus

Aida - Virginia Zeani

Radamès - Jon Vickers

Amneris - Lili Chookasian

Amonasro - Victor Braun

Ramphis - Thomas Paul

Il Re di Egitto - Yoland Guérard

Una Sacerdotessa - Claire Grenon-Masella

Un Messaggero - Georges Forget

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1312-2 {2CDRS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Grande Salle, Place des Arts, Montreal (October 1965; see OPERA February 1966 pp.143-144). The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «New CD Releases - April/May 2004» where the year of the performance recorded is given (incorrectly) as 1962 and «Quilico» is listed as a cast member. However, (Louis) Quilico is not mentioned either in the review in OPERA (loc.cit.) nor in the article on Virginia Zeani in the Record Collector (Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.51). Both these sources state that Victor Braun sang Amonasro.

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor NOT KNOWN - 1967(LE)

Orchestra - New Orleans Opera

Chorus - New Orleans Opera

Aida - Virginia Zeani

Radamès - Richard Cassilly

Amneris - Mignon Dunn

Amonasro - Robert Allman

Ramphis - Nicola Moscona

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {1CDR} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance in New Orleans (30 March 1 April 1967).

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Aida - Virginia Zeani

Radamès - Gianfranco Cecchele

Amneris - Grace Bumbry

Amonasro - Giangiacomo Guelfi

Ramphis - Nicola Ghiuselev

Il Re di Egitto - Enrico Campi

Una Sacerdotessa - Eva Ruta

Un Messaggero - Fernandino Jacopucci

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Compact Disc - Bongiovanni «The Golden Age of Opera» GAO 123-124 {2CDS}

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Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in Naples (18 May 1969)

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Carlo Franci - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Chorus - Coro

Aida - Virginia Zeani

Radamès - Amedeo Zambon

Amneris - Mirella Parutto (-Boyer)

Amonasro - Walter Monachesi

Ramphis - Mario Rinaudo

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Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Terme di Caracalla, Rome. See «The Record Collector» Vol.36 No.1 March 1991 p.52.

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Fernando Previtali - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Chorus - Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Aida - Virginia Zeani

Radamès - Pedro Lavirgen

Amneris - Fiorenza Cossotto

Amonasro - Licinio Montefusco

Ramphis - Ivo Vinco

Il Re di Egitto - Ferruccio Mazzoli

Una Sacerdotessa - M.T. Rossetti

Un Messaggero - Augusto Pedroni

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Compact Cassette; - Legato Classics ALD 4800 (1998)ª

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Recordings of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.98, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.146; HARRIS p.17; Opera on Record p.304; CELLETTI p.815; MARINELLI p.190; Opera on CD(1) p.57 (2) p.64 (3) p.72; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.4 p.114; MET p.643; MET(VID) p.400; PENGUIN p.461; Opera Quarterly Vol.2 No.4 p.68; GIUDICI p.1012 (2) p.1636; Opéra International No.258 juin 2001 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Massimo di Palermo (27 May 1972). The cast listed above is that given in «Il Teatro Massimo di Palermo - cento anni attraverso le stagione liriche e gli artisti» p.197. The compact cassettes issued by Legato are listed in their list of «New Audio Cassette Listings(ALD) - Winter 1998».

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Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Franco Capuana - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Alzira - Virginia Zeani

Zamoro - Gianfranco Cecchele

Gusmano - Cornell MacNeil

Zuma - Bianca Bortoluzzi

Ovando - Saverio Porzano

Ataliba - Mario Rinaudo

Otumbo - Sergio Tedesco

Alvaro - Carlo Cava

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 396 {2LPS} (1967)ª; Mauro R. Fuguette MRF 8 {3LPS}; GFC 036/37 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - *Verona 27042-3 {2CDS}; Melodram 27013 {2CDS} ; *House of Opera - The Operas of Verdi - Volume 1 - The Early Years {1xCD-ROM} (2001)ª; Gala GL 100.701 (+Virginia Zeani sings Bellini) {2CDS} (2002)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 285-2 {2CDRS}

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Recordings of Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

GIUDICI p.878 (2) p.1426; Opéra International No.262 novembre 2001 p.26

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

VERDI DAL VIVO - p.31

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Comments:- A recording of a performance at the Rome Opera (12 February 1967, see OPERA April 1967 p.289). There is some uncertainty about the date of this performance. Other possible dates are 14 February 1967 («Verdi dal Vivo» p.31) and 16 March 1967 (EJS, VERONA). The 12 February 1967, the opening night of the production, is the date given in «The Record Collector» Vol.36, No.1 March 1991 p.51

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Tullio Serafin - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Otello - James McCracken

Desdemona - Virginia Zeani

Iago - Tito Gobbi

Cassio - Carlos (Carlo) Cossutta

Rodrigo - Nino Mazziotti

Lodovico - Franco Pugliese

Montano - Arturo La Porta

Emilia - Anna Maria Canali

Un Araldo - Nino Mandolesi

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Black Disc; - Legendary Recordings LR 177-3 {3LPS} (1982)ª

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Recordings of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.101: December 1963 Vol.13 No.12 p.90; HARRIS p.205; Opera on Record p.319; CELLETTI p.963; Opera on CD (1) p.59 (2) p.66 (3) p.73; L'Avant Scène Opéra No 3 p.117, No.218 p.92; The Opera Quarterly Vol.4 No.2 Summer 1986 p.49; MET p.654; MET(VID) p.406; PENGUIN p.493; BBC Music Magazine April 1994 p.56; Stereophile December 1994 p.206; Répertoire No.86 décembre 1995 p.9; GIUDICI p.1027 (2) p.1660; Opéra International No.263 décembre 2001 p.16; l'opera (Milano) Anno XV N.156 dicembre 2001 p.124

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Opéra International - No.57 mars 1983 pp.56-57 [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in Rome (15 December 1962; see OPERA February 1963 p.96 ). The LR LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1982 p.722

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Nino Sanzogno - 1955(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Milano

Chorus - RAI Milano

Rigoletto - Aldo Protti

Gilda - Virginia Zeani

Duca di Mantova - Carlo Zampighi

Sparafucile - Nicola Zaccaria

Maddalena - Luisa Ribacchi

Giovanna - Marisa Guerra

Monterone - Vittorio Tatozzi

Marullo - Dario Caselli

Borsa - Gino Del Signore

Conte di Ceprano - Carlo Forti

Contessa di Ceprano - Gianna Brunelli

Un paggio - Luisa Mandelli

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Black Disc - Period TE 1112 {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - The Opera Lovers RIG 195501 {2CDRS} (Canada) Bongiovanni GB HOC 027/28-2 {2CDS} (2005)ª

DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 5651 (2006)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.85 noviembre 2005 p.87 [JMP]

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Comments:- The Period LPs are listed in OPÉRA INTERNATIONAL (No.254 p.21), L'Avant Scène Opéra (No.112/113 p.157) and the Mellen Index (Vol.XI p.556) with what appears to be a fictitious cast, with the Patagonian Festival Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Ralph de Cross. It is indicated in L'Avant Scène Opéra (loc.cit.) that the Rigoletto is Protti and the Gilda is Zeani. The only performance that I have been able to find in which these singers sang together in these roles is in a RAI television performance transmitted on 26 February 1955. I have therefore assumed that the recording on the Period LPs is of the soundtrack of this. The cast listed above is that given in «50 anni di opera lirica alla RAI1931-1980» p.132. The CDs issued by Bongiovanni also carry, as a «filler», short excerpts from a performance of Rigoletto with Protti, D'Angelo, Filippeschi (Caracas 1956?). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca. Here the performance is also attributed to RAI. The DVD issued by Premiere is included in their list of «NEW RELEASES Spring 2006».

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Angelo Questa - 1956(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Chorus - Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli

Violetta Valery - Virginia Zeani

Flora Bervoix - Anna Dabandi

Annina - Anna Maria Borelli

Alfredo Germont - Gianni Raimondi

Giorgio Germont - Ugo Savarese

Gastone - Piero Filippi

Dottore Grenvil - Ernesto Gavazzi

Barone Douphol - Dante Mascitti

Marchese d'Obigny - Aldo Terrosi

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Compact Disc - Bongiovanni «The Golden Age of Opera» GAO 103-104 {2CDS}

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

L'opera (Milano) - - Anno V - N.49 - September 1991 p.103

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Comments:- Recorded at the Arena Flegea (11 August 1956). The cast listed above is that given on the website: http://www.virginiazeani.com (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Nello Santi - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Violetta Valery - Virginia Zeani

Flora Bervoix - Marie Collier

Annina - Leah Roberts

Alfredo Germont - William McAlpine

Giorgio Germont - Jess Walters

Gastone - John Dobson

Dottore Grenvil - Michael Langdon

Barone Douphol - Forbes Robinson

Marchese d'Obigny - Ronald Lewis

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 02393

Compact Disc - Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 429-2 {2CDRS}

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (13 January 1960). Zeani replaced Joan Sutherland who was originally announced to sing Violetta (See OPERA March 1960 pp.228-230). This performance was broadcast on the BBC Home Service (see Radio Times Issue dated January 8 1960).

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Napoleone Annovazzi - 1960?(SE)

Orchestra - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Hamburg

Chorus - Staatsoper Hamburg

Violetta Valery - Virginia Zeani

Flora Bervoix - Gerder Becker

Alfredo Germont - Giuseppe Savio

Giorgio Germont - Paolo Gorin

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Black Disc - Musica et Litera 7006-7007 {2LPS}; Musica et Litera MEL 9000 (highlights) {1LP} *Saga XID 5175 (highlights) {1LP}; Joker SM 1102-1103 {2LPS} (Italy)

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Mario Rossi - 1963(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Roma

Chorus - RAI Roma

Violetta Valery - Virginia Zeani

Flora Bervoix - Nelly Pucci

Annina - Vittoria Palombini

Alfredo Germont - Luigi Infantino

Giorgio Germont - Antonio Boyer

Gastone - Paul Franke

Dottore Grenvil - Alfredo Colella

Barone Douphol - Giorgio Onesti

Marchese d'Obigny - Andrea Mineo

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Compact Disc; - Live Opera Heaven C 3085 {2CDRS) (2007)ª

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

Comments:- According to the online performance chronology for Virginia Zeani this recording was made on 28 September 1963 (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by Live Opera Heaven are listed in the additions to their catalogue («Alert») dated September 2007. The date given here is 26 May 1965. Possibly this is the date that the recording was broadcast.

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La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Jean Bobescu - 1968(STU)

Orchestra - Rumanian Opera of Bucharest

Chorus - Rumanian Opera of Bucharest

Violetta Valery - Virginia Zeani

Flora Bervoix - Elisabeta Neculce-Cartis

Annina - Elena Simionescu

Alfredo Germont - Ion Buzea

Giorgio Germont - Nicolae Herlea

Gastone - Vasile Moldoveanu

Dottore Grenvil - Nicolae Rafael

Barone Douphol - Constantin Dumitri

Marchese d'Obigny - Valentin Loghin

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Black Disc - Electrocord ECE 0374-0376; Electrocord ST-ECE 0486-0488

Compact Disc - Carlton Classics (IMP Classics) 30367 00537 {2CDS}; *World of Opera 5251 {2CDS}

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Recordings of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

The Gramophone April 1957 p.402; High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.95, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.52; HARRIS p.278; Opera on Record p.240; CELLETTI p.1022; Opera on CD (1) p.51 (2) p.57 (3) p.64; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.51 p.136,mise à jour p.2 (mars 2000); MET p.606; MET(VID) p.376; PENGUIN p.503; The Absolute Sound Issue 96 p.168; Opera Now June 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.935 (2) p.1511; «Musica 99» p.70; Répertoire No.96 novembre 1996 p.88; Classic CD June 1997 p.52; Gramophone August 1999 p.22, October 1999 p.6 (letter); Opéra International No.255 mars 2001 p.14; CD Compact No.163 marzo 2003 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera - October 1972 p.950

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.248 novembre 2000 p.108 [SB]

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Les Vêpres siciliennes [I vespri siciliani] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Guido di Montforte - Kostas Paskalis

Il Sire di Bethume - Louis (Luigi) Sgarro

Arrigo - Eugenio Fernandi

Giovanni da Procida - Bonaldo Giaiotti

La Duchessa Elena - Virginia Zeani

Ninetta - Joann Grillo

Danieli - Robert Nagy

Tebaldo - Paul Franke

Roberto - Paul Plishka

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Compact Disc - The Opera Lovers VES 196701 {2CDRS} (Canada)

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Recordings of Les Vêpres siciliennes [I vespri siciliani] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 3 p.101; CELLETTI p.1071; Opera on CD (1) p.52 (2) p.59 (3) p.66 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.75 p.102; MET p.618; MET(VID) p.383; PENGUIN p.510; GIUDICI p.953 (2) p.1537; Orpheus Februar 2001 p.57; Opéra International No.280 juin 2003 p.22

Comments:- Recording of a concert performance given by the Metropolitan Opera at Newport, Rhode Island (23 August 1967). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca

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Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner performed in Italian

Conductor Francesco Cristofori - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Chorus - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Holländer - Antonio Boyer

Senta - Virginia Zeani

Daland - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Erik - Giorgio Lamberti (Casellato-Lamberti)

Mary - Anna Di Stasio

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Compact Disc; - Charles Handelman - Live Opera (unnumbered) {2CDRS} (2004)ª; Opera Depot OD 10089-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.58; HARRIS p.123; Opera on Record p.338; CELLETTI p.1080; Opera on CD (1) p.61 (2) p.68 (3) p.76; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.30 p.114, mise à jour pp.2-15; MET p.670; MET(VID) p.417; PENGUIN p.519American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.58, Vol.65 No.4 July/ August 2002 p.57; Wagner News Issue No.108 April 1995 p.16; GIUDICI p.1060; Ópera Actual (Barcelona) junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.26; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.14-17; Gramophone March 2002 pp.30-33

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro dell' Opera de Roma (March 1970; see OPERA August 1970 p.772). The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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There is only one recording of Wallenstein by Mario Zafred on file (performed in Italian)

Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis - 1970(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Verdi di Trieste

Wallenstein - Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

La contessa Terzky - Virginia Zeani

Max Piccolomini - Ruggero Bondino

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03614

Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 5146

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Verdi di Trieste. The following also take part: Plinio Clabassi, Anna Maria Rota, Antonio Boyer. See OPERA March 1971 p.216. The recording issued by mr. tape is listed in his catalogue «The Vanguard of Live Operatic Recordings» (ca.1984) p.170.

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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